A good way to add a variable speed controller for my re-made Hobbies fretsaw. Answered
I did ask this in the questions section but only got one reply which suggested I didn't really need one so I thought before I start on it I would give the forums a try.
I have decided I want to add a variable speed foot controller to my re-made hobbies fretsaw.
My question is what do you guys out there think would be the easiest, least costly (cheap) way of doing it?
I have given some thought to using a foot controller from a sewing machine possibly because this thing started life as a treadle fret saw & I guess it seems fitting that it should follow a similar evolution as the sewing machine.
I know very little about sewing machine controllers so if anyone has any ideas regarding this I would welcome them.
I plan to include an isolator switch on the machine itself, it seems a good idea as we have a small grandson who visits very often as well as two dogs & 'ible the kitten, as much as I try to keep them out of my tiny workshop it sometimes seems as if I am the only person in the house who has mastered the skill of closing the door so with all those feet around I want to be able to kill the power when I am not actually cutting.
I plan to do an 'ible about the job so I will happily give credit where it is due to any to any body/bodies that comes up with any ideas I use.
So there you go guys what does the combined genius of the 'ibling world have to suggest for my little project?